Stoney LaRue makes real-life, thinking man's music.
 
Seriously, how many other singer-songwriters would say this kind of thing about their own output: "You have to be careful about what you put out there and what you sing about, because it's a little like the Laws of Attraction," LaRue says. "You've either lived it or written about it, or you're writing about it and you're gonna."
 
So much country music today chases inexact images of imaginary roads leading to nowhere, allegedly ambling a pickup truck down dusty roads to some idealized, nonexistent party.
 
The Texas native-turned-longtime Oklahoma resident has been chasing his own dream down many roads for a long time. He's hit the occasional pothole that sidelined him for awhile, never veering from his internal call to chronicle life's ups and downs.
 
"I've always been motivated by and came up under the style of old Woody Guthrie songs," LaRue says. "It's always been about talking to the people."
 
Hence you have the laid-back, conversational style found on Stoney LaRue's newest album project, AVIATOR, his debut for eOne Entertainment.